Meek holds a BA in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University,
an MFA in Creative Writing from Wichita State University, and an MA
in Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Patricia had her short story,
The Crucified Bird,
published in Puerto del Sol, and was a winner of AWP Intro for
Fiction, American Writers Program for the introduction of emerging
writers in fiction and poetry. Her second novel,
a supernatural eco thriller, was published by All Things Matter
Press. Her poem,
Weather, was a finalist for the Rita
Dove International Poetry Award. She has attended workshops with
many contemporary luminaries such as Dorothy Allison, Albert
Goldbarth, and the late Spalding Grey. Much of her professional
career has been in academia where she has taught English composition
and creative writing in Kansas, California, Utah, Louisiana, and New
Mexico. She returned to get her M.A. in Counseling from Southwestern
College. There she studied transpersonal psychology, holistic
healing practices, including Reiki and Noetic Field Therapy (NFT is
a branch of energy work), and Ancient Mysteries. She has studied in
the Amenti Mystery School with Robert Waterman, EdD, LPCC. She also
studied and practiced indigenous healing rituals and was initiated
in intensive Shamanic healing rites of the Q’uero Paqos in the high
Andes studying with renowned indigenous healers. Patricia is a a
telehealth therapist working in Southern, Colorado. She and her
spouse live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Patricia’s visionary work derives its inspiration from mystical experience, archetypal imagery from multi-cultural spiritual references, and the life and death struggle within the natural world. She is most interested in the fluidity of time, using post-modern structure to fragment the narration, in order to challenge one’s concept that time is linear. Her recent body of work includes a poetry collection—Up From Small & Dialogues with Georgia O’Keeffe, and In the Dark Light of Angels, a dark coming of age novel. She is currently completing three novels in a Sci-Fi Fantasy trilogy Wonderworld, and is seeking representation.
Patricia’s work is a prayer—a secular and spiritual teasing toward enlightenment.
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